Parents, the family home, and children’s own attitudes and behaviours could all contribute towards reducing educational inequalities, a recent study shows. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) study, which uses data from several longitudinal studies including the Millennium Cohort Study and the 1970 British Cohort Study, is the focus of a new briefing from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
The briefing offers a digestible account of the study’s key findings and their implications for policy. The study found:
The JRF study was conducted by researchers at the Centre for Market and Public Organisation, University of Bristol, and the Institute for Fiscal Studies.
For more information
This and other recent briefings can be found on the ESRC website.
The full report can be found on the JRF website.
The research also appears in the Summer 2011 edition of Kohort, the CLS newsletter
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